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Strawberry Mint Gazpacho

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Strawberry Mint Gazpacho has the sweet flavor of strawberries and the spiciness of a jalapeño pureed with tomatoes, crisp cucumber, red onion, red peppers and creamy yogurt to create the perfect end of summer cold soup.

Strawberry Gazpacho Soup  A Cedar Spoon

Do you like gazpacho? Cold soup that is…

I have to admit that when I first heard of gazpacho when I studied abroad in Spain I wanted nothing to do with it. Cold soup? I just didn’t get it. One of the things I like most about soup is how warm and cozy it makes me feel on a cold, crisp day. I even eat warm soup in the summer because I am just that obsessed.

What feels like a lifetime ago, I was lucky enough to spend a summer in Barcelona, Spain during college.  I quickly fell in love with Spain–the food, sangria, architecture, vibrant colors, music and nightlife.  I haven’t been back to Spain since I spent a summer there but dream of it often. Today’s Strawberry Gazpacho is inspired by this time in Barcelona, the place I fell in love with cold soup, and my recent trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

While in Steamboat we had a few really great meals including one that included a Strawberry Champagne Gazpacho as a starter.  It was a hot summer day and it was refreshing, sweet and a perfect meal starter. I knew after trying one slurp that I would be making something similar for you guys!

Strawberry Gazpacho Soup 2

Today’s Strawberry Gazpacho doesn’t have champagne in it because I made this recipe during the morning and felt that it might not be appropriate to break open a bottle of champagne at 9am and proceed to drink the leftovers. 😉

What this recipe does have is fresh summer strawberries, crisp cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, red pepper,  plain yogurt (to add a slightly creamy texture), a jalapeño for spice and honey for sweetness.  Oh and don’t forget the Mint. The mint, strawberries and spicy jalapeño make a great combination (of course if you don’t like spice leave out the jalapeño).

This soup would be a great starter to a summer meal or even a light lunch, which is how I eat it when I have leftovers. I love making recipes that remind of places I love and Barcelona and Steamboat Springs are pretty high up there on my list.

Get those spoons out and dig into this gazpacho–I promise cold soup isn’t as scary as it sounds!

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Strawberry Gazpacho

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Soup, Summer

Description

Strawberry Mint Gazpacho has the sweet flavor of strawberries and the spiciness of a jalapeño pureed with tomatoes, crisp cucumber, red onion, red peppers and creamy yogurt to create the perfect end of summer cold soup.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. strawberries, hulled
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 red pepper, seeds removed
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh mint
  • 1 cup low fat plain Stonyfield yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Put in a covered container and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until cold.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and a dollop of yogurt if you like.

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DessertForTwo

Friday 22nd of May 2015

Sounds so refreshing!

Julia

Friday 22nd of May 2015

Thanks! It is perfect for summer!

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Monday 25th of August 2014

I don't know why I was surprised by the color. But I am and I am loving the creamy pink of it. You really did a number to zip this soup up. It's not Grandma's Strawberry soup that's for sure. Awesome.

Julia

Monday 25th of August 2014

Thanks Carol. The color is beautiful and natural which is nice! The flavors work well together--I liked adding the spice to the sweet!

janelle

Monday 25th of August 2014

lovely color! love this flavor combination.

Julia

Monday 25th of August 2014

Thanks!

Julia

Monday 25th of August 2014

Thanks Janelle!

Jim Mandoli

Monday 25th of August 2014

This looks amazing and interesting! I think the strawberries gives it a unique flavor!

Julia

Monday 25th of August 2014

Thanks Jim! I agree--the strawberries make it more of a sweet, dessert like soup but then paired with the vegetables you get those flavors too.